Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment

The pancreas in an organ that lies deep within the stomach. It contains endocrine cells, which produce hormones (insulin, glucagon) and release them into the blood to control blood sugar levels. The exocrine cells release enzymes that assist with the digestion of foods. The pancreas is divided in four different sections; head, neck, body, and tail, which makes it easier

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Pancreatic Cancer Life Expectancy

Pancreatic cancer is the twelfth common type of cancer in the United States, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death. In 2014, pancreatic cancer made up 2.8% of all new cancer cases, which is more than 46,000 people. It is estimated that over 39,000 pancreatic cancer victims will die in 2014. This basically means that the life

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis, Signs And Symptoms

Are you or someone you know living with Lupus? Lupus is not a bias disease, although women are at higher risk for becoming affected with the disease. Anyone from infancy to an older adult can be affected with Lupus, but this does not mean that the victim will begin to experience symptoms immediately and if they do, the symptoms can

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Nurses: High Risk For Potential Injuries

Nurses are very high risk for injuries, due to their job duties, heavy workloads, and long work schedules. Most people think nurse’s only responsibilities are observing and documenting patient behavior, administering medications, providing treatments, and establishing nursing care plans, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. It is very common for nurses to be forced to hand over

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Mesothelioma: Etiology, Signs, & Symptoms

If you are a frequent television watcher, you surely have seen the numerous ads that encourage Mesothelioma victims to initiate a lawsuit against their former employers. These commercials could definitely get someone thinking that they could receive a huge compensation, because they were exposed to many environmental factors that are linked to the disease. Etiology   Mesothelioma is a malignant

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome Signs & Symptoms: Diagnosis & Treatment

Fibromyalgia is not to be mistaken with arthritis, although it is rheumatic condition, as is arthritis. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation and deterioration of the cartilage, which acts as a cushion for bones and joints. Fibromyalgia is characterized by mild to severe pain, throughout the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of the bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Over five

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Osteoarthritis Diets: Diagnosis & Treatments

Twenty-seven million people suffered, with signs of osteoarthritis in 2005 (CDC). Around 295,000 children, under the age of eighteen, suffer from arthritis. Seven percent more women than men have been diagnosed with the disease. Osteoarthritis is a very painful disease and can eventually lead to physical debilitation.   What is Osteoarthritis? Arthritis is an inflammatory condition, which affects one or

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What Are The Signs Of Diabetes: Diabetes Mellitus

Nearly thirty million individuals are living with Diabetes in the United States and most of them are over the age of sixty-five. In 2012, 1.7 million new cases of Diabetes was noted in people over the age of twenty and over 208,000 individuals under the age of twenty have also been diagnosed with Diabetes (CDC). These statistics include Type I

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Suicide And Depression: Preadolescence and Adolescence

Suicide Stats CDC Living with depression is definitely a challenge. Many preadolescences and adolescences suffer from major depression. A 12-month, factual rate of 2.7% children between the ages of 8-15 (NHANES) was reported in the United States. In 2012, over two million adolescents (ages 12-17) experienced one episode of major depression, within a one-year span (NSDUH). Major depression is not

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Chickenpox virus related to Giant Cell Arteritis: Varicella Zoster Virus

Recent news releases state that medical research has now proven that the Varicella Zoster Virus is related to Giant Cell Arteritis. Once the individual becomes infected with the chickenpox virus, it will remain in the body’s nerve cells, dorsal root ganglia, as a dormant virus. It can stay in the dormant phase for many years, even decades, until it is

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